UK police investigate reports of an 'explosion' on London tube train

An explosion on a London underground train has prompted panic amid rush hour commuters on Friday morning, according to reports.

An explosion on a London underground train has prompted panic amid rush hour commuters on Friday morning, according to reports.

London's Metropolitan Police said they are aware of the incident at Parsons Green tube station in West London and would release updates in due course.


Multiple ambulances, fire appliances, and a helicopter were sent to the underground station in response to the incident, Reuters reported citing a witness.

London's Metro newspaper reported passengers had suffered facial injuries from a blast and others had been left hurt in a subsequent stampede.



London Ambulance said they were called to Parsons Green station at 8.20 a.m. London time.

"We have sent multiple resources to the scene including single responders in cars, ambulance crews, incident response officers and our hazardous area response team, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes," Natasha Wills, assistant director of operations, at London Ambulance said in a statement.

"Our initial priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries. More information will follow when we have it," Wills added.

This story is developing. Please check back for further updates.

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